Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Craig Cannon

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Craig Cannon grew up in a musical family that taught him the importance of party culture and social dancing. He was one of the foundational DJs who laid the groundwork for the development of house music culture from underground disco culture in Chicago. He began his DJ career spinning at private parties held in the South Shore apartments of Black gay men, as well as at downtown Chicago hotels, and went on to spin at legendary underground discos like The Ritz and Jeffrey Pub.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, The Ritz, Jeffrey Pub, disc jockey

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Craig Cannon

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